This summed up the day at TPC, the scoring average was four shots higher than it had been for the first two days. Knox didn’t quite match Bob Tway’s 17th hole record of 12 back in 2005, not that this improved his mood. “You’ve got thousands of people laughing at you,” Knox said. “It’s a very uncomfortable feeling.”
“I should have gone to the drop zone after the first one. It’s an easy shot from there. It cost me four shots probably, but I’ve never shanked a pitching wedge off a tee before, so that was a first.”
Knox wasn’t the only one who struggled, Sergio Garcia’s 5 putt was another reminder of the poisonous sting you can find at a course which prides itself on pin placements. Jason Day leads by 4 shots at -14.